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Auburn's Bruce Pearl: Timberwolves draft pick Walker Kessler more than a rim protector

Auburn’s Bruce Pearl: Timberwolves draft pick Walker Kessler more than a rim protector

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is adamant that Walker Kessler is more than just a rim protector and shot blocker, that Kessler isn’t just valuable defensively because of what he can do with his 7-foot-1, 256-pound frame around the basket. During Kessler’s lone year with the Tigers, he averaged 4.6 blocks per game, but he didn’t …

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2022 NBA Mock Draft: Auburn's Jabari Smith is new top pick by Magic, Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren slips to No. 2

2022 NBA Mock Draft: Auburn’s Jabari Smith is new top pick by Magic, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren slips to No. 2

Auburn • Fr • 6’10” / 220 lbs Projected Team Orlando PROSPECT RNK 4th POSITION RNK 2nd PPG 16.9 RPG 7.4 APG 2 3P% 42% Kevin Durant recently said on Twitter that “size for position, shot-making, efficiency, IQ” and being a multipositional defender is most important in determining the best player in the NBA. Smith …

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2022 NBA Draft lottery winners and losers: Auburn's Jabari Smith may benefit after Magic wins No. 1 pick

2022 NBA Draft lottery winners and losers: Auburn’s Jabari Smith may benefit after Magic wins No. 1 pick

The ping pong balls? They’ve fallen. And the draft order? Well, that’s officially set after a wild Tuesday night at the 38th annual draft lottery that determined the Orlando Magic — for the first time since 2004 — will be picking first overall in the 2022 NBA draft. Orlando had a 14% chance of winning …

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